The New England Conservatory of Music

Boston, MA

Questions and Answers

Julian G.
1 month ago
How many undergrad piano jazz studies students do you have?
The New England Conservatory of Music
Hi Julian, we have about 12 jazz piano students enrolled yearly. More than half of those are typically undergrad students. Feel free to reach out to us with more questions at
Julian G.
1 month ago
How does The New England Conservatory of Music campus ensure safety for your students?
The New England Conservatory of Music
Our public safety team consists of police officers and security guards who provide 24-hour campus security and service our dispatch line. We require all students, faculty and staff to present campus IDs upon entering any campus buildings. This allows us to manage visitor access and keep the campus safe. Guests are required to sign in with a photo ID upon entry to any campus building. We have also implemented comprehensive COVID-19 Health & Safety guidelines which require all members of the community to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing.
Mia K.
6 months ago
What do you look for in a musician?
The New England Conservatory of Music
Hi Mia, at NEC we seek students with strong skill on their instrument as evidenced by the ability to perform audition repertoire with strength and precision. Additionally we seek students who express unique artistic personality and desire to expand the position of music in society. Please reach out to us with more questions: We would love to connect with you more specifically about your area of interest!

Academic details

Student Faculty Ratio
5 to 1
Somewhat Selective (36% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Diversity statistics

36% White
9% Asian
5% Multiracial
2% Hispanic
2% Black
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Common Careers

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

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Software Engineer100k
Technical Support Specialist60k
High School Teacher45k
Artistic Director36k
Territory Sales Representative30k
Based on 224 student responses
46.8kAvg. Early Career Pay
96.3kAvg. Mid-Career Pay

Financial Snapshot

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Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$50,460 / year
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